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All About Eve Reviews

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Caroline Blinder
Electric Sheep
February 22, 2015
As if Bette Davis wasn't enough, the supporting cast is also fantastically emotive.
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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
February 22, 2015
All About Eve is not only a brilliant and clever portrait of an actress, it is a downright funny film, from its opening scene to the final fadeout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Robert Hatch
The New Republic
January 23, 2013
What makes the picture seem so good (what makes it eminently worth seeing) is the satirical touches in its detail and the performance of Bette Davis.
Witney Seibold
February 22, 2015
Joseph L. Mankiewicz' All About Eve is a rich, impeccably written, gunshot sharp black comedy about an aging actress, the go-getter who seeks to supplant her, and the heaping pile of carefully fostered artisanal bitchiness that they construct.
Ross Ruediger
February 19, 2011
In our celebrity-obsessed culture, it's possible that All About Eve is more important than ever. Scratch that. How about it's more entertaining than ever?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
February 25, 2014
A classic movie, whose qualities remind us that there once was a Hollywood where such sophisticated treats could be made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
[Bette Davis'] veteran actress Margo Channing in "All About Eve" (1950) was her greatest role.
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James Berardinelli
February 20, 2003
A motion picture that, because of its priceless dialogue and unforgettable lead performance, will never lose its luster.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 9, 2010
Classic movie about an ambitious woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
February 24, 2013
Bette Davis is fabulous in this role.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael Szymanski
October 12, 2002
One of the best send-ups of the inside back-stabbing and infighting that goes on in Hollywood ever put to film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
November 20, 2007
There is so much to admire in All About Eve, even for those too young to be drenched in nostalgia for the spectacle of Bette Davis unleashing her sharp tongue.
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
February 12, 2011
All About Eve looks into Broadway's artichoke heart to ring an early death knell for classic Hollywood.
Sarah Boslaugh
July 27, 2009
Sanders...was ideally cast in this role: you can feel in Addison's every word the world-weariness of the actor who would eventually commit suicide at age 65...
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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Abel Green
January 30, 2008
The Zanuck production investiture is plush in every department.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
February 25, 2014
Joseph Mankiewicz was Hollywood's midcentury master of comic drama, and All About Eve, from 1950, was one of his signal achievements.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 1, 2015
One of the greatest films of post-WWII Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Cole Smithey
September 20, 2010
Along with films such as Luis Bu˝uel's "Los Olvidados" and Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard," Joseph Mankiewicz's "All About Eve" made 1950 one of the most seminal years in cinema history.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 27, 2001
It's about the glory of acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
November 29, 2007
Apart from the monochrome photography, all that dates the film is the chain-smoking and the fact that these are theatre folk rather than movie stars (frequent in-jokes about the low art of Hollywood pepper the script).
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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